Berwick St John, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: St John Berwick

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Berwick St John

  • Ansty
  • Alvediston
  • Tollard Royal
  • Ebbesbourne Wake
  • Donhead St Andrew
  • Donhead St Mary with Charlton
  • Handley

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Berwick, St. John, a parish in the division oi Hindon, hund. of Chalk, union of Tisbury, county of Wilts; 5½ miles east by south of Shaftesbury. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury; valued at £26 13s. 4d.; gross income £664; in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New college, Oxford. Here is a place of worship for Baptists; the church was formed in 1825. This parish possesses a daily school, containing 53 pupils, and two Sunday schools. Pop., in 1801, 357; in 1831, 425. Houses 90. Acres 4,230. A.P. £2,881. Poor rates, in 1837, £280.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tisbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Tisbury
  • Hundred: Chalk
  • Province: Canterbury
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